BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three suspects arrested in the shooting death of a man in the doorway of his apartment were indicted for murder on Wednesday.
An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury decided formal charges of second-degree murder should be filed against Trevon Sandolph, 19; Byron Maxson, 26; and Troy Carter Jr., 26, in the shooting that killed Ivan Molina, 38.
Maxson and Carter each face an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Carter is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Molina was shot was shot and killed right outside his apartment on George O'Neal Road on Dec. 4, 2014. Investigators reported he was shot multiple times after answering a knock at the door. They added several spent shell casings were found on the porch.
Detectives said Maxson and Carter had an ongoing dispute with the victim. According to reports, Carter was taken to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm when he was arrested. It is unknown whether he was hit during a shootout.
A second-degree murder conviction in Louisiana carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole or probation.